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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2017

Malaysia Upcoming Holidays in Malaysia

Diwali
Diwali

18 October 2017 This Regional holiday is Today!. Deepavali . Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impu...

Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang

24 October 2017 This Regional holiday is in 6 days. Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October

Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
Birthday of the Sultan of Perak

3 November 2017 This Regional holiday is in 16 days. Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Monday January 02 New Year's Holiday Public Holiday as New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Thursday January 12 Public Holiday Sarawak only. To mourn the death of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem
Saturday January 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday January 15 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only
Saturday January 28 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Sunday January 29 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Wednesday February 01 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only. Anniversary of the formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974
Thursday February 09 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Sunday February 19 Public Holiday Kelantan
Saturday March 04 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Thursday March 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Saturday April 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Monday April 24 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Monday April 24 Installation of New King The Sultan of Kelatan will officially be installed as the 15th Yang-di-Pertuan Agong
Wednesday April 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Monday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Sunday May 07 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Wednesday May 10 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Saturday May 27 Awal Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Malacca only
Tuesday May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Thursday June 01 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Friday June 02 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Monday June 12 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak
Sunday June 18 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday June 25 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Monday June 26 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holidays for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 07 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Georgetown was given Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2009
Saturday July 08 Birthday of the Governor of Penang Penang only. 2nd Saturday in July
Saturday July 22 Sarawak Day
Thursday August 31 National Day Independence Day
Friday September 01 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Saturday September 02 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kelantan, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Monday September 04 Public Holiday To mark Malaysia's achievements in the Sea Games
Saturday September 09 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong King's Birthday. Second Saturday in September
Saturday September 09 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Saturday September 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Friday September 22 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Saturday October 07 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Friday October 13 Malacca Governor's Birthday Malacca only.
Wednesday October 18 Diwali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Tuesday October 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Friday November 03 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only.
Saturday November 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Sunday November 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Sunday November 26 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Friday December 01 Mawlid
Monday December 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Monday December 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • National holidays are normally observed by most governmental and private organizations.
  • State holidays are normally observed by certain states in Malaysia or when it is relevant to the state itself.
  • The main holy days of each major religion are public holidays, taking place on either the western calendar or religious ones.
  • In the states of Kedah, Kelantan, Johor and Terengganu, the weekend is Friday and Saturday. All other states observe a Saturday and Sunday weekend.

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